This year's Best of Denver celebrates lots of great things about the Mile High City, including the top sports stars, teams and coaches. Below, we've gathered together a photo-illustrated list of the winners who had us cheering the loudest, complete with the original Best of Denver items and your pi ... More >>
Denver blogs are here today, here tomorrow. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun makes note of USA Today's picks for Denver's top ten foodie spots -- and points out that two of them are about to disappear. The Ralphie Report recaps the CU Buffs' route to a third consecutive NCAA basketball t ... More >>
Boulder is certainly used to obnoxious behavior. Whether it's drunken college kids rioting on the Hill, homeless kids with dreadlocks harassing people on the Pearl Street Mall, entitled CEOs landing in jail (or just cutting us off in traffic), or the hippie elite lecturing the rest of the world on f ... More >>
What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next week, we'll be rolling out their answers across our blogs. We shared Denver Bucket List picks 25-16 last week. Next up are 15-6. Count them down here, a ... More >>
Talk about awkward timing. There's no direct connection, monetary or otherwise, between CU-Boulder's proposal for an 8.7 percent tuition hike next year and a plan for a $170 million upgrade to the university's sports facilities; see graphics and more below. But a CU spokesman concedes that the schoo ... More >>
The Fritzler family will go down in history as proud, card-carrying Coloradans -- in large part because this LaSalle family has already made its mark in corn. For the past twelve years, the Fritzlers have created epic and (mostly state-centric) corn mazes, the most recent of which honors Broncos sta ... More >>
Denver blog posts are setting the pace. Colorado Pols highlights a Facebook post in which Senator Shawn Mitchell called Barack Obama un-American on the day he flew to the state to console Aurora shooting victim families. Guess he didn't get the memo about giving partisan rancor the weekend off. Th ... More >>
This Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Stadium Club at Folsom Field on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, two local icons will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Denver Folklore Center founder Harry Tuft and legendary concert promoter Barry Fey will be entered into t ... More >>
Here are the winners of the 2011 Denver #WebAwards in the category we're loosely dubbing "news," which means Westword scribes report on the happenings in these beats, right here on Latest Word. These are the winners only; for a complete list of finalists go here: "Here are your 2011 Denver #W ... More >>
Alec Burks.If the NBA Draft plays out for Alec Burks the way the CU Buffs' season did, he'll be drafted in the middle of the second round. After all, the Buffs received a March Madness snub that had ESPN's Dick Vitale screaming something about Scarlett Johanssen. But assuming another injustic ... More >>
Alec Burks.Alec Burks was one big reason why the CU Buffs basketball team had such a special season -- but he won't be around as the team tries to improve on its semi-finals loss in the NIT tournament last month. Yesterday, he declared for the NBA draft. But while he's likely to be chosen in ... More >>
Dave Logan.Only a few months ago, many University of Colorado fans were touting Dave Logan as the CU Buffs' next head coach. But it was not to be: CU's hiring of Jon Embree made it clear that Logan is unlikely to ever jump from coaching Mullen High School to his Division I dream job. So he's ... More >>
A lot of us were upset when the CU Buffs got screwed out of an NCAA tournament bid. But Josh Siegel and Alec Segall decided to do something about it. They created the "CU RALLY AND MARCH TO COORS FOR ROUND 1 GAME OF THE NIT" Facebook page with the goal of simultaneously protesting the injusti ... More >>
Devon Beitzel.The CU Buffs got screwed out of a ticket to the Big Dance, but the University of Northern Colorado Bears' Big Sky tournament victory means they'll take part in March Madness. Of course, most experts think you'd have to be crazy to believe UNC could topple their opponent, San Die ... More >>
Chris Kaba.Yesterday, we noted that the University of Northern Colorado Bears might have a clearer path to March Madness than do the higher-profile CU Buffs -- and last night's exciting 73-70 victory over Northern Arizona leaves the Bears one victory from the Big Dance. A win over Montana ton ... More >>
We confess. We've been paying so much attention to the CU Buffs' chances of taking part in March Madness that we've given short shrift to the University of Northern Colorado Bears. UNC's had a mighty impressive season -- one that's earned the squad a marginally easier route to the Big Dance ... More >>
A popular way for colleges to hype big games is to ask fans to dress in one of the school's colors -- and the most passionate attendees often paint their face and body that color, too. But when one of those colors is black, are white supporters who take brush to skin engaging in a racist act? ... More >>
Jon Embree.Given that Jon Embree was hired as CU Buffs' head football coach in December, most fans were willing to grade his first recruiting class on the curve. But that may not be necessary, even though he and his staff only had thirteen days to get their players in a row.
Michael O'Connor.Update: On January 11, acclaimed CU Buffs linebacker Michael Sipili was arrested on sex assault charges, as documented in a post on view in its entirety below. Now, a second CU former CU linebacker, Michael O'Connor, has been arrested in the case -- reportedly for letting Si ... More >>
Levi Knutson.When was the last time anyone other the parents of players paid attention to the CU Buffs men's basketball team? Well, there's finally a reason to start. Last night's victory over Kansas State marks the second straight win over a ranked opponent -- which has never happened befor ... More >>
Full-sized photos below.CSU Rams fans tailgating in advance of Saturday's Invesco Field game against the CU Buffs should keep their eyes on the sky. Because between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., a plane is scheduled to fly past pulling a banner reading, "CU Sucks! Go Rams!" The plane will be carrying ... More >>
Sorry, Ralphie.Last week, my wife and I accompanied our seventeen-year-old twin daughters on tours of four Big 12 campuses. Included among them were Texas and Baylor -- and at both of these stops, counselors took the opportunity to ridicule the University of Colorado, with a Baylor rep making ... More >>
"I'm still number one. Really."Would you love to check out posts from Denver blogs? Hope so, 'cause here are three of them. Kyle at Bronco Talk sees the release of QB Tom Brandstater like so: "Perhaps the Kyle Orton trade rumors will settle down, and the Broncos can move forward with unmitig ... More >>
Brandon Gouin may have fumbled.On Friday, we told you about a Boulder High senior camping trip that led to three hospitalizations, trips to the county's alcohol-recovery center and a third-degree-assault arrest. According to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Brandon Gouin, a 21-year-old C ... More >>
The Cottonwood Trail Apartments.As we told you last week, a man was found dead in an SUV at the Cottonwood Trail Apartments in Aurora -- and police were investigating it as a homicide. Since then, the victim has been identified as William Harvey, reportedly a member of the CU Buffs football ... More >>
Mario Solis-Marich.A blog yesterday documented complaints from listeners about Mario Solis-Marich, a Los Angeles-based host for AM 760 who regularly refers to the CU Buffs as the "Boofs" -- a term whose first definition in the Urban Dictionary is: "Short for buttfuck." These gripes were share ... More >>
Photo by Nancy LevineHolly Hartnett.It's about that time. Today in Cafe Society: • Behind the Bar with Holly Hartnett of Venue. • Under Fire: Caramel Groundhog Day. • Guess where I'm eating? • Denver's newest road trip: Interstate Kitchen & Bar. • Oktoberfest is for sale. Will some ... More >>
"Um, do you have your license and registration?" Today, students start returning to the University of Colorado at Boulder for the fall semester, and school officials and local cops plan to greet them somewhat differently. CU's got a range of activities on the schedule, including an "Ice and D ... More >>
Breathe, Carolina, breathe!Prepare for the jump to Warped speed. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Warped Tour at Invesco Field at Mile High. • Over the Weekend: Kings of Leon at Red Rocks. • Over the Weekend: Houses at the Meadowlark. • Dialed In: This week's local music ... More >>
At last, the pairings for the two NFL conference championship games are set: The San Diego Chargers face off against the New England Patriots in the AFC contest, while the Green Bay Packers take on the New York Giants for NFC supremacy. These aren't exactly dream matchups for Colorado football fans, ... More >>
In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>
Beaten back by Montana State, can the Buffs charge ahead with this new anthem?
The Broncos have begun to Plum the briny depths of the NFL.
After Melo's pal takes the pot rap, others cop to jocks' past sins.
From the week of September 9, 2004
Colorado could be courting a winner in the NCAA Tournament.
Welcome the inductees -- both individual and institutional -- to the Class of 2003.
As college teams bowl for dolors, Shanahan keeps burning.
Two CU groups feel burned by a fiery sports column.
Put your pigskin pedigree to the test.
Meet Bill McCartney's good buddy, golfing pal and spiritual partner: Pastor James Ryle.
NIKE'S SWOOSH MAKES CU'S OFFICIALS SWOON AND ITS COFFERS SWELL.